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Film Maker Ashok Pandit condemns Ram Gopal Verma's tweet

Mumbai, Aug 29 (ANI): Film Maker Ashok Pandit on Friday condemned Ram Gopal Verma for his tweet on Ganesha Chaturthi. Pandit said that strong action should be taken against Verma for dishonouring the religion and festival of Ganesha Chaturthi. Verma had tweeted that Ganesha could not save his own head from being cut, so how he can save his followers' heads. Aug 29, 2014
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Police arrest Muslim boy for masquerading as Hindu and exploiting Hindu girl in Jharkhand

Chatra, Aug 29 (ANI): Police arrested a Muslim boy for masquerading as Hindu and sexually exploiting a Hindu woman in Chatra district of Jharkhand. Police said Ehsan Aalam presented himself as Sonu Singh and sexually exploited the woman who is pregnant with an eight-month-old child. Police arrested the accused after conducting a series of raids after girl's father Ram Singh registered a case of kidnapping, as the couple had eloped. The incident has led to anger among different communities. Aug 29, 2014
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It Happens: Kashmir Book Fair

Srinagar, August 29 (ANI): The National book fair held in the 'Kashmir Haat' ground in Srinagar city of Kashmir which attracted thousands of book lovers, promises to make future generations of the valley aware of the history, culture and heritage of the country. The biggest national book fair has been organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy for Art, Culture and Languages, Federation of Publishers and Booksellers Associations in India, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) and District Administration Srinagar. Organiser of the Book Fair, Vijender Kumar, said that the fair has received a great response. Aug 29, 2014
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It Happens: Kolkata Art exhibition

Kolkata, August 29 (ANI): An exhibition of paintings in Kolkata showcased tribal and ethnic art forms of different regions of India. The exhibition called ‘Art of the Tribal Folk’ featured the work of 21 artists from Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. For the artists, their work is a reflection of their heritage passed down from generation to generation. Folklore, aboriginal and religious beliefs feature in each of the paintings. Organiser of the event, Surva Choudhary, said while originally most paintings were made using natural substances like turmeric and henna on mud surfaces, modern day painters use other materials. Traditionally, these pictographs were made during festive occasions. They served multiple purposes like appeasing of gods, promoting fertility, warding off evil spirits and preventing disease. Now they have evolved into narratives with religious and sometimes contemporary themes.In bringing together various art forms from different parts of India, ‘Art of the Tribal Folk’ aims to preserve not only the traditions of such art forms but also the plurality of Indian culture. Aug 29, 2014
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British PM urges Scotland to stay in UK

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Scottish people to reject independence on Thursday in a rare speech in Glasgow in which he argued union was a strong economic advantage. Duration: 01:25 Aug 29, 2014
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UP to have fast track courts in every district: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Aug 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, during a state cabinet meeting on Friday announced that a fast track court would be set up in every district for cases related to violence against women. The state government has come under attack for turning a blind eye on the growing lawlessness in the state. The state, infamous for the dreadful law and order situation, has come under attack for the spate of violence and sex crimes in the recent past, especially after two girls were gang-raped and hanged from a tree in Badaun district. Aug 29, 2014
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LG Najeeb Jung likely to invite single largest party to choose a CM and end Delhi's deadlock, politi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): According to reports Lieutenant Governor (LG) is likely to write to President Pranab Mukherjee discussing alternatives on government formation in Delhi. Jung's recommendation will go through the home ministry to the Union Cabinet, which will then advise the President. The President can accept or reject that advice. If he accepts it, the single largest party will be asked to name its leader who will then be invited to take over as chief minister. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said his party will react to the ongoing speculation about government formation in Delhi only after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung takes a final call on the issue. Hussain said the people of Delhi want this political deadlock to end. Aug 29, 2014
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Case registered against Jagmohan Dalmiya for dishonouring national flag

Kolkata, Aug 29 (ANI): A case has been registered against the President of Cricket Association of Bengal, Jagmohan Dalmiya, for dishonouring the national flag on Independence Day celebrations. The petitioner said that he had filed a petition and an FIR has been lodged in Maidan Police Station of Kolkata against Dalmiya. He added that he had clicked pictures of the national flag lying on the floor and being disrespected. Aug 29, 2014
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J Jayalalithaa elected unanimously as AIADMK general secretary

Chennai, Aug 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa on Friday got re-elected unanimously as the party's general secretary. The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary. In a statement, Jayalalithaa conveyed her heartfelt thanks for those party men had proposed her candidature for the post. Jayalalithaa said she has taken a pledge to work for the welfare of the people, growth and victory of the party. She also announced the party's candidates for the Sep 19 local body elections. Jayalalithaa has been holding the post of General Secretary since 1987 following the death of party founder M G Ramachandran. Aug 29, 2014
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Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli launch 'Decoding Bollywood'

Mumbai, August 29 (ANI): Bollywood Filmmakers Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli were spotted launching author Sonia Golani's latest book, 'Decoding Bollywood: Stories Of 15 Film Directors in Mumbai recently. Speaking on the occasion Farah thanked Sonia for making her a part of the book. While Kunal praised Sonia for her wonderful work. Decoding Bollywood takes readers through the unusual lives of 15 Hindi movie makers, including Mahesh Bhatt, R. Balakrishnan and Anurag Basu, who have created benchmarks in their respective genres. Among the 15 names are also Ashutosh Gowariker, Kabir Khan, Nagesh Kukunoor, Nandita Das, Prakash Jha, Rohit Shetty, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sudhir Mishra, Vipul Shah and Zoya Akhtar. Aug 29, 2014
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Yogi Adityanath supports Najma Heptullah's remark as his controversial video goes for forensic test

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Even as BJP leader Yogi Adityanath's controversial video goes for forensic test on Friday, Adityanath said that his statement was well in line with that of Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah's remark wherein she said that there is nothing wrong in calling Indian as Hindus. Adityanath had said that Hindus should marry a 100 Muslim women in lieu of 1 Hindu woman. Aug 29, 2014
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All Indians in Kuwait out of danger, Indian mission totally focused on same: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): As 25 Indian nationals in Kuwait have been arrested on murder charges on Friday, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin assured that all nationals are out of danger and that India's Mission has taken up the issue and will soon provide necessary assistance. Akbaruddin said that there was a brawl with nationals of some other countries and that some Indians were arrested in the same. He said that our mission has visited all hospitals to check the Indian nationals and to ensure adequate food provisions for them. The MEA also appealed the Indian to abide by the laws of Kuwait as India neds to maintain that. Akbaruddin also assured that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is giving directions in the case. Aug 29, 2014